Riga is the Latvian capital and the largest city in the Baltic States. More than 800 years old, with a blend of medieval centre and a touch of modern art, Riga is a fascinating mixture of proud Latvian tradition and influence of the various countries that have occupied it throughout history.
Its Old Town and City centre, with remarkable Art Nouveau style buildings, involving intricate building facades, with carvings of flowers and mythilogical creatures and ornate doorways and windows, is a must visit for any tourist or traveller that enjoys the antiquated.
Riga’s Old City and its abundance of bars and restaurants can be explored on foot. Opened up to mass tourism, with the advent of budget air travel, the New Town is easily reached by an efficient and modern bus and tram network. Riga’s Art Nouveau center has won it UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.